The miniseries focuses on the three new lead characters of the film Death Note: Light Up the NEW World: Tsukuru Mishima, Ryuzaki, and Yuki Shien. Each episode provides backstory for one of ... See full summary »
The movie begins with a short narration by the late L who breaks the fourth wall by reviewing what had happened in the previous Relight movie. The very next scene depicts the familiar scene... See full summary »
A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.
In the second installment of the Death Note film franchise, Light Yagami meets a second Kira and faithful follower Misa Amane and her Shinigami named Rem. Light attempts to defeat L along with Teru Mikami (a Kira follower) and Kiyomi Takada (another Kira follower) but in the end will Light win? or will a Shinigami named Ryuk make all the difference in Light's victory or his ultimate death?Written by
Originally a manga series of a cursed notebook who kills anybody whose name is written on it, the screen adaptation earned instant success and charmed youths all over Asia.
a) Will I be able to appreciate The Last Name without watching Part 1?
You may have difficulty as there was no flashback with little introduction to the characters. Besides Light Yagami (also known as Kira the holder of the Death Note) and L (the genius out to capture Kira), the other characters require some form of introduction to get a better understanding. My recommendation is to watch both, rather than just a Part 2 standalone.
b) Is Part 2 better than Part 1?
While I was left hanging anticipating during Part 1, I must admit Part 2 was disappointing. With more talk and less action. Part 2 focused on the different the strategies taken by Light and L, but left out much action, humour and tension.
c) So should I watch Part 2?
Reviews have been on two extremes: You either love it for the play of cat and mouse play of strategies or get bored with the numerous dialogues and explanations. Manga fans will find it disappointing as the movie did not stay true to the original.
With less surprises and slow pacing, The Last Name still has enough entertainment value to thrill. The star of the movie time is L, and I am a converted fan of chocolate and sweets.
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